At a time when Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK is reeling under crisis and is witnessing a power struggle between the O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami- led camps, one of its MLAs today claimed that former Tamil Nadu CHief Minister J Jayalalithaa, was actually an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
According to a Times Now report, Mariappan Kennedy, an AIADMK MLA, today compared late J Jayalalithaa with Lord Vishnu and said that the departed leader was in fact the 11th ‘avatar’ of the deity.
While referring to Jayalalithaa as the 11th reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, Mariappan Kennedy also said that VK Sasikala is her replacement and her corruption-accused nephew TTV Dinakaran a ‘guiding light’ for the AIADMK.
The AIADMK MLA reportedly made these remarks while participating in a debate in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today. Kennedy represents the Manamadurai assembly constituency.
Leaders from the Opposition benches, however, objected to his remarks and urged the Speaker to expunge his statement from the official records. His remarks came on a day when both O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami-led camps are due to file affidavits before the poll panel to stake claim to the AIADMK’s frozen ‘two leaves’ symbol.
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Meanwhile, TTV Dinakaran, who is out on bail in a case of alleged bribery, today met his jailed aunt and party chief VK Sasikala in Bengaluru. Dinakaran last met Sasikala in Parappana Agrahar jail in Bengaluru last week on June 5.
Dinakaran, who was arrested in the Election Commission bribery case, is out on by Delhi Court last week after spending close to two months in Delhi’s Tihar jail.
He was arrested on April 25 by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on allegations of attempting to bribe the Election Commission officials to get the two leaves symbol allotted illegally to his faction.